MANILA, Philippines-Al Toyogon scored a majority decision over Rimar Metuda on Saturday night during Manny Pacquiao Presents: Blow-by-Blow at Narvacan Gymnasium in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur.
Toyogon, 25, won the Philippine Boxing Federation belt and improved to 14-8-2 with nine knockouts.
Representing Vigan’s Elorde Boxing, Toyogon, originally from Misamis Oriental, did not disappoint the “local” crowd with his win, marking the first time the weekly TV show had staged a fight in the north.
“It feels great that the people of Ilocos have rolled out the red carpet for our Golpe a Golpe team,” Pacquiao said when told about the tremendous treatment given by the town and the entire province.
Metuda (16-8-1, 10KOs) put up a good fight despite not reaching the 135-pound limit during the official weigh-in.
The relaunched Blow-by-Blow celebrates its one-year anniversary in a few months after it was revived by the legend of the eight divisions in November 2022.
Since its revival, the show has featured cards not only in the cities of Metro Manila, but also in General Santos City and Cavite, as Pacquiao continues to make good on his promise to give up-and-coming boxers the chance to strut their stuff on a regular basis. base.
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